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Dawson, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Dawson: Ridge Street
Downtown Dawson: Ridge Street
Location of Dawson, Nebraska
Location of Dawson, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Richardson
Area
 • Total 0.21 sq mi (0.56 km2)
 • Land 0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
974 ft (297 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 146
 • Estimate 
(2019)
135
 • Density 633.80/sq mi (244.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68337
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-12420
GNIS feature ID 0828603

Dawson is a village in Richardson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 146 at the 2010 census.

History

Dawson was originally known as Noraville, and under the latter name was platted in 1872 when the Atchison and Nebraska Railroad was extended to that point. The name Noraville caused considerable strife among the town's residents, who insisted on calling their town Dawson, after Joshua Dawson, an early settler.

Geography

Dawson is located at 40°8′N 95°50′W / 40.133°N 95.833°W / 40.133; -95.833 (40.1309, -95.8300).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 153
1900 322 110.5%
1910 340 5.6%
1920 351 3.2%
1930 389 10.8%
1940 394 1.3%
1950 309 −21.6%
1960 263 −14.9%
1970 251 −4.6%
1980 215 −14.3%
1990 157 −27.0%
2000 209 33.1%
2010 146 −30.1%
2019 (est.) 135 −7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 146 people, 68 households, and 44 families living in the village. The population density was 695.2 inhabitants per square mile (268.4/km2). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 423.8 per square mile (163.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 68 households, of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.59.

The median age in the village was 52 years. 16.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 37% were from 45 to 64; and 21.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.

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